TOUR Championship, Rd. 1: Quick look at each player's roundtext sizeJason Day carded a 68 despite not playing a practice round due to a sinus infection.September 19, 2013
By Helen Ross and Brian Wacker, PGATOUR.COM
ATLANTA -- Here's a one-sentence review of each player's opening round Thursday at the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola.
Player Score Comment Henrik Stenson 64 Tied for first in strokes-gained putting, second in GIR and sixth in fairways hit
Adam Scott 65 After turning in 1 over, he made three straight birdies twice during a back-nine 29
Billy Horschel 66 TOUR Championship rookie only missed one green in regulation Steve Stricker 66 Tied for first in strokes-gained putting, using only 28 total Roberto Castro
67 Estimated he played 100 rounds at East Lake in college but 67 was great pro debut Dustin Johnson 68 Other than two poor iron shots, DJ was "pretty pleased" with ball striking Sergio Garcia 68 Shot his eighth round in the 60s in his last 13 trips at East Lake Charl Schwartzel 68 His approach shots were spot-on, finding the green 15 of 18 times Webb Simpson 68 Opened with consecutive birdies but bogeyed the last hole Jordan Spieth 68 After six birdies and four bogeys, Spieth said he wants to be "smarter" on the greens Jason Day 68 Didn't play a practice round because he was fighting a sinus infection Justin Rose 68 This was his 11th sub-par score in his last 17 rounds at East Lake Graham DeLaet 68 Got hot as he made the turn, making four birdies in five holes starting at No. 8 Kevin Streelman 69 Tied for first in fairways hit with 10 and hit 13 greens but 31 putts held him back Brandt Snedeker 69 As expected, defending champ was solid with the flat stick, using just 27 Matt Kuchar 69 Started fast with birdies at Nos. 3 and 4 but couldn't maintain the momentum Zach Johnson 69 Started and ended with bogeys but made three straight birdies beginning at No. 9 Luke Donald 70 In his last 13 rounds at East Lake Donald has only shot 70 or higher five times Brendon de Jonge 70 Only hit half the fairways in his TOUR Championship debut Boo Weekley 70 Hasn't played at East Lake since 2007 when he also opened with a 70 Gary Woodland 70 Had three bogeys, a double bogey and five birdies. Made two putts outside 9 feet Bill Haas 70 Bogeyed two of first four holes; but had back-to-back birdies on Nos. 8 and 9 Hunter Mahan 70 Made first birdie on the ninth; made just one more the rest of the day Jim Furyk 70 Took 31 putts; totaled as many bogeys -- four -- as he did birdies Phil Mickelson 71 Missed four putts inside 10 feet; totaled two bogeys and one birdie D.A. Points 72 Four bogeys over first 13 holes -- until two birdies over his last four holes Keegan Bradley 72 Hit just six fairways on his way to three bogeys and just one birdie Nick Watney 72 Struggled down the stretch with bogeys on four of his final seven holes Tiger Woods 73 Only player without a birdie. Only eighth time in TOUR event (seventh as pro) without one Jason Dufner 74 Failed to break 70 for the sixth straight round this season